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Short Legal Briefs, episode 1: NAC controversy

This week, host Josh Long welcomes special guests from NOW Health Group, the Council for Responsible Nutrition and Arnall Golden Gregory for a roundtable on the controversy surrounding the ingredient NAC.

For over a quarter century, N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) has been sold in dietary supplements. But FDA said in December 2020 warning letters that the ingredient doesn’t belong in supplements because it was first approved as a drug in 1963.

Host Josh Long, legal & regulatory editor, sits down with a roundtable of experts to weigh in on the controversy:

  • Jim Emme, CEO, NOW Health Group
  • Megan Olsen, vice president and associate general counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
  • Kevin Bell, partner and co-chair of the Dietary Supplements industry team,  Arnall Golden Gregory

Check out all episodes at the Short Legal Briefs show page.


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